The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We leverage the internet to bring mobility and build futures for people with disabilities in developing countries.
Mobility Builders is focused on supporting the very basic mobility needs of children in developing countries. The children we serve are impoverished, unable to travel to school, receive limited medical care and have virtually no community interaction due to their lack of transportation. What we provide is a future for these children. The philosophy of our program is to provide the best wheelchairs we can. It's not enough to send them castoffs from the United States . Instead, we have created a model where we can design and build a wheelchair that fits their very specific needs, eliminating or reducing the impact of many of their medical concerns. To create the chairs, we work with local businesses and medical professionals which enables us to decrease costs, create jobs and build awareness in the communities.
Our program provides so much more than just wheelchairs. Every child who receives a chair grows exponentially - enabling them to live fuller and happier lives.